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Monthly Prospect Update: Pitchers, March 2019

Each month, The Dynasty Guru will provide a prospect update, including notable performances (good and bad), assignments, promotions, trades, injuries, and suspensions. Most importantly, the monthly update will examine prospects with increasing and decreasing fantasy value, from the elite to the obscure.

On Monday, we briefly touched upon notable prospects breaking camp. In addition, we examined early assignments, injuries, and notable rankings movement for infield and outfield prospects in the 2019 Top 500 Fantasy Prospects and other noteworthy prospects. Today, we turn to pitching prospects!

2019 Pitcher Prospect Assignments

Top 500 RankPlayerOpening Day Age2019 LevelETA
9Forrest Whitley HOU21.54AAA2019
16Jesus Luzardo OAK21.49INJ2019
18Alex Reyes STL24.58MLB-
20MacKenzie Gore SD20.09A+2021
21Sixto Sanchez MIA20.66EST2020
22Casey Mize DET21.91A+2020
27Brent Honeywell TB23.99INJ2019
28Mike Soroka ATL21.65AAA-
29Mitch Keller PIT22.98AAA2019
30A.J. Puk OAK23.93INJ2019
31Michael Kopech CHW22.91INJ-
35Brendan McKay TB23.28AA2020
41Chris Paddack SD23.22MLB-
43Hunter Greene CIN19.64INJ2022
44Yusei Kikuchi SEA27.78MLB-
45Josh James HOU26.06MLB-
46Ian Anderson ATL20.91AA2020
48Kyle Wright ATL23.49MLB-
51Dylan Cease CHW23.25AAA2019
53Matt Manning DET21.17AA2020
54Justus Sheffield SEA22.88AAA-
59Triston McKenzie CLE21.66INJ2019
61Touki Toussaint ATL22.77AAA-
63Nate Pearson TOR22.61A+2020
70Brusdar Graterol MIN20.59AA2020
72Luis Patino SD19.42A+2021
75Bryse Wilson ATL21.27MLB-
78Adrian Morejon SD20.09AA2020
83Jonathan Loaisiga NYY24.41MLB-
84Dustin May LAD21.56AA2020
85Jon Duplantier ARI24.71MLB-
92Michel Baez SD23.19INJ2019
93Adonis Medina PHI22.28AA2019
94Griffin Canning LAA22.88AAA2019
95Corbin Martin HOU23.25AAA2019
96DL Hall BAL20.53A+2021
103Matthew Liberatore TB19.39EST2022
105Justin Dunn SEA23.52AA2019
107Luiz Gohara ATL22.66AAA-
112Tony Santillan CIN21.95AA2020
115Dane Dunning CHW24.27INJ2019
119Sandy Alcantara MIA23.56MLB-
121Cole Winn TEX19.34EST2022
123Logan Allen SD21.85AAA2019
127Brady Singer KC22.65A+2020
129Hans Crouse TEX20.54A2021
131Luis Oviedo CLE19.87A2022
133Taylor Widener ARI24.43AAA2019
135Deivi Garcia NYY19.86A+2020
136Shane Baz TB19.78EST2022
138J.B. Bukauskas HOU22.46AA2020
140Spencer Howard PHI22.67A+2020
141Anderson Espinoza SD21.05INJ2021
143Franklin Perez DET21.31INJ2020
156Kolby Allard ATL21.63AAA-
159Eric Pardinho TOR18.23A2022
167Dakota Hudson STL24.54MLB-
168Albert Abreu NYY23.51AA2019
170Kyle Muller ATL21.48AA2020
174Joey Wentz ATL21.48AA2020
175Cionel Perez HOU22.94AAA-
178Dennis Santana LAD22.96AAA-
179Shane McClanahan TB21.92A2020
180Logan Gilbert SEA21.90A2020
183Jackson Kowar KC22.48A+2020
184Alex Faedo DET23.38AA2019
185Ethan Hankins CLE18.85EST2022
186Grayson Rodriguez BAL19.37A2022
188Cal Quantrill SD24.13AAA2019
189Ryan Weathers SD19.39A2022
190Beau Burrows DET22.53AAA2019
192Daniel Lynch KC22.36A+2020
210Adbert Alzolay CHC24.08AAA2019
211Nick Neidert MIA22.36AAA2019
212Tony Gonsolin LAD24.87AAA2019
217Peter Lambert COL21.94AAA2019
218Sean Reid-Foley TOR23.58AAA-
220Roansy Contreras NYY19.39A2022
221Taylor Hearn TEX24.58AAA2019
224Mason Denaburg WAS19.64EST2022
225Stephen Gonsalves MIN24.72AAA-
229Jorge Guzman MIA23.17AA2020
230James Kaprielian OAK25.07INJ2019
232T.J. Zeuch TOR23.66INJ2019
233Jose Suarez LAA21.24INJ2019
235Michael King NYY23.84INJ2019
236Enyel De Los Santos PHI23.26AAA-
237Brock Burke TEX22.65AA2020
239Mitchell White LAD24.25AA2019
240Ty Buttrey LAA25.99MLB-
252Zac Lowther BAL22.91AA2020
253Clarke Schmidt NYY23.11A+2020
254Tyler Phillips TEX21.42A+2020
256Jhoan Duran MIN21.22A+2021
257Joe Palumbo TEX24.42AA2020
259JoJo Romero PHI22.55AAA2019
263Garrett Whitlock NYY22.80AA2020
264Brailyn Marquez CHC20.16A2021
267Jason Groome BOS20.60INJ2022
271David Peterson NYM23.57AA2020
272Darwinzon Hernandez BOS22.28AA2019
273Carlos Hernandez KC22.05INJ2020
275Braxton Garrett MIA21.65A+2021
277Lewis Thorpe MIN23.35AAA2018
278Jordan Yamamoto MIA22.88AA2019
279Trevor Stephan NYY23.34AA2020
284Tyler Ivey HOU22.88AA2020
286Jonathan Hernandez TEX22.73AA2020
292Dean Kremer BAL23.23INJ2020
293Lenny Torres CLE18.45EST2022
296Jordan Holloway MIA22.79A+2020
297Jacob Nix SD23.22INJ-
301Simeon Woods-Richardson NYM18.50A2022
307Yefri Del Rosario KC19.51INJ2021
309Ryan Helsley STL24.69AAA2019
312Kyle Funkhouser DET25.03AAA2019
316Zack Brown MIL24.29AAA2019
317Patrick Sandoval LAA22.44AA2020
321Ryan Rolison COL21.71A2021
323Zack Burdi CHW24.05AAA2019
324Franklyn Kilome NYM25.24INJ2018
326Ranger Suarez PHI23.59AAA-
329Adam Kloffenstein TOR18.59EST2022
331Trevor Rogers MIA21.38A+2021
333Shaun Anderson SF24.41AAA2019
335David Paulino TOR25.14AAA-
342Luis Medina NYY19.90A2022
343Francisco Morales PHI19.42A2022
345Bryan Abreu HOU21.93A+2021
347Resly Linares TB21.30A+2021
350Edward Cabrera MIA20.96A+2021
353Luis Escobar PIT22.83A+2019
356Sam Hentges CLE22.69AA2019
358Thomas Szapucki NYM22.79A2020
362Josiah Gray LAD21.27A2022
364Alex Lange CHC23.49A+2020
366Cristian Javier HOU22.01A+2020
371Freddy Tarnok ATL20.34A+2021
373Daulton Jefferies OAK23.66A+2020
375Luis Ortiz BAL23.52AAA-
377Jairo Solis HOU19.27INJ2021
379Reggie Lawson SD21.66AA2020
381Framber Valdez HOU25.36MLB-
383Domingo Acevedo NYY25.06AA2018
388Hector Perez TOR22.81AA2019
389Riley Pint COL21.39A2020
390Anthony Banda TB25.63INJ-
394Wil Crowe WAS24.55AA2019
396Richard Gallardo CHC17.56EST2024
397Osiel Rodriguez NYY17.35EST2024
399Andres Munoz SD20.20AA2019
402Luis Gil NYY20.82A2021
404Tanner Houck BOS22.75AA2020
408Erik Swanson SEA25.57AAA2019
411Emilio Vargas ARI22.63AA2019
413Mauricio Llovera PHI22.95AA2020
416Justin Steele CHC23.71AA2019
419Tristan Beck ATL22.76A+2021
420Carlos Vargas CLE19.46EST2022
423Owen White TEX19.64EST2022
429Anthony Kay NYM24.02AA2020
431Kris Bubic KC21.61A2021
434Logan Webb SF22.36AA2019
435Cole Ragans TEX21.29INJ2021
438Chris Rodriguez LAA20.69A+2021
439Rogelio Armenteros HOU24.74AAA2019
443Nick Sandlin CLE22.22INJ2019
446Jayson Schroeder HOU19.37EST2022
447Huascar Ynoa ATL20.83A+2021
449Vladimir Gutierrez CIN23.53AAA2019
452Bryan Mata BOS19.90A+2020
455Lyon Richardson CIN19.19A2022
457Blayne Enlow MIN20.02A2021
460Jose Soriano LAA20.44A2021
461Eli Morgan CLE22.88A+2020
465Tahnaj Thomas PIT19.78EST2022
468Aaron Ashby MIL20.84A2022
471Tanner Dodson TB21.89A+2021
477Blaine Knight BAL22.75A2021
479Durbin Feltman BOS21.94AA2020
482Victor Santos PHI18.71A2023
484A.J. Alexy TEX20.94A+2021
486Ronny Henriquez TEX18.77EST2023
487Yerry Rodriguez TEX21.45A2022
489Brayan Bello BOS19.86A2023
491Parker Dunshee OAK24.13AA2019
496Denyi Reyes BOS22.41AA2021
499Nick Margevicius SD22.78MLB-
-Trent Thornton TOR25.49MLB-
-Keegan Akin BAL23.99AAA2019
-Spencer Turnbull DET26.53MLB-
-Edwin Uceta LAD21.22A+2021
-Sean Hjelle SF21.89A2021
-Matt Sauer NYY20.19A2021
-Alec Hansen CHW24.47A+2020
-Aaron Hernandez LAA22.32A+2021
-Hunter Harvey BAL24.30AA2019
-Gerardo Carrillo LAD20.54A+2021
-Luis Rijo MIN20.56A2021
-Tobias Myers TB20.65A+2021
-Brandon Bielak HOU22.99AA2020
-Brenan Hanifee BAL20.83A+2021
-Will Stewart MIA21.71A+2021
-Michael Grove LAD22.28A+2022
-Gregory Santos SF19.58A2022
-Cody Bolton PIT20.78A+2020
-Marcos Diplan MIL22.53AA2019
-Yoan Lopez ARI26.24MLB-
-Elvis Luciano TOR19.12MLB-
-Osvaldo Hernandez SD20.87A+2021
-Jordan Balazovic MIN20.53A2021
-Yennsy Diaz TOR22.37AA2020
-Nick Burdi PIT26.19MLB2018
-Johan Oviedo STL21.07A+2021
-Josh Winckowski TOR20.75A2022
-Merrill Kelly ARI30.46MLB2019

Pitcher Prospect Update

  • There are some awesome rotations in the minors this year!

  • The Marlins are holding Sixto Sanchez back in extended spring training to limit his innings.
  • The Blue Jays kept Rule 5 pick Elvis Luciano on the active roster despite no full-season experience, making him the youngest player in the majors this year (19.1 years old!).
  • Low-A Charleston has three pitchers who can touch the upper-90s (Roansy Contreras, Luis Medina, and Luis Gil)!
  • No assignment: Sixto Sanchez, Miami Marlins; Matthew Liberatore, Tampa Bay Rays; Cole Winn, Texas Rangers; Shane Baz, Tampa Bay Rays; Ethan Hankins, Cleveland Indians; Mason Denaburg, Washington Nationals; Lenny Torres, Cleveland Indians; Adam Kloffenstein, Toronto Blue Jays; Carlos Vargas, Cleveland Indians; Owen White, Texas Rangers; Jayson Schroeder, Houston Astros; Tahnaj Thomas, Pittsburgh Pirates

Notable March Rankings Movement

  • Rising: Chris Paddack, San Diego Padres (41 to 31); Daniel Lynch, Kansas City Royals (192 to 167); Tony Gonsolin, Los Angeles Dodgers (212 to 182)
  • Falling: Mike Soroka, Atlanta Braves (28 to 38); Mitch Keller, Pittsburgh Pirates (29 to 39); Brendan McKay, Tampa Bay Rays (35 to 53); Kyle Wright, Atlanta Braves (48 to 66); Jonathan Loaisiga, New York Yankees (83 to 103); Michel Baez, San Diego Padres (92 to 112); Dane Dunning, Chicago White Sox (115 to 170)
  • Pitchers falling out of the top 200: Dennis Santana, Los Angeles Dodgers; Jackson Kowar, Kansas City Royals; Alex Faedo, Detroit Tigers; Cal Quantrill, San Diego Padres; Beau Burrows, Detroit Tigers
  • Exciting pitchers outside the top 200 with aggressive assignments (or returning from injury) include Jordan Holloway, Miami Marlins (High-A in return from injury); Simeon Woods-Richardson, New York Mets (Low-A at just 18 years old); Thomas Szapucki, New York Mets (Low-A in return from injury); Chris Rodriguez, Los Angeles Angels (High-A in return from injury); Victor Santos, Philadelphia Phillies (Low-A at just 18 years old); Michael Grove, Los Angeles Dodgers (High-A in return from injury)

The Injuries & Suspensions

  • Jesus Luzardo, Oakland Athletics (out 4-6 weeks with a muscle strain in his left shoulder)
  • Brent Honeywell, Tampa Bay Rays (Tommy John recovery)
  • Mike Soroka, Atlanta Braves (shoulder soreness)
  • A.J. Puk, Oakland Athletics (Tommy John recovery)
  • Michael Kopech, Chicago White Sox (Tommy John recovery)
  • Hunter Greene, Cincinnati Reds (Tommy John surgery)
  • Triston McKenzie, Cleveland Indians (back strain)
  • Luiz Gohara, Atlanta Braves (shoulder soreness)
  • Dane Dunning, Chicago White Sox (Tommy John surgery)
  • Franklin Perez, Detroit Tigers (out 4-6 weeks with right shoulder tendinitis)
  • Eric Pardinho, Toronto Blue Jays (elbow soreness)
  • Jose Suarez, Los Angeles Angels (shoulder soreness)
  • T.J. Zeuch, Toronto Blue Jays (lat strain)
  • Dean Kremer, Baltimore Orioles (oblique)
  • Stephen Gonsalves, Minnesota Twins (elbow strain)
  • Adbert Alzolay, Chicago Cubs (side)
  • Michael King, New York Yankees (stress reaction in right elbow)
  • James Kaprielian, Oakland Athletics (lat strain, among others)
  • Jay Groome, Boston Red Sox (Tommy John recovery)
  • Jacob Nix, San Diego Padres (torn UCL)
  • Franklyn Kilome, New York Mets (Tommy John surgery)
  • Griffin Roberts, St. Louis Cardinals (50-game suspension)
  • Nick Sandlin, Cleveland Indians (forearm soreness)
  • Aaron Civale, Cleveland Indians (lat strain)
  • Anthony Banda, Tampa Bay Rays (Tommy John recovery)
  • Jairo Solis, Houston Astros (Tommy John surgery)
  • Cole Ragans, Texas Rangers (Tommy John recovery)
  • Brendon Little, Chicago Cubs (lat strain)
  • Travis MacGregor, Pittsburgh Pirates (Tommy John surgery)

Jesse Roche's 2019 Prospect Series

DateArticle
11/5/18Top 600 Dynasty League Players, Fall Preview
11/12/182019 Top 40 Fantasy Catcher Prospects
11/19/182019 Top 30 Fantasy First Base Prospects
11/26/182019 Top 30 Fantasy Second Base Prospects
12/3/182019 Top 40 Fantasy Third Base Prospects
12/10/182019 Top 70 Fantasy Shortstop Prospects, Part 1
12/17/182019 Top 70 Fantasy Shortstop Prospects, Part 2
12/24/182019 Top 140 Fantasy Outfield Prospects, Part 1
12/31/182019 Top 140 Fantasy Outfield Prospects, Part 2
1/7/192019 Top 210 Fantasy Pitching Prospects, Part 1
1/16/192019 Top 210 Fantasy Pitching Prospects, Part 2
1/21/19Upon Further Review: Notable Grade Changes
1/28/192019 Top 500 Fantasy Prospects
2/11/192019 Top 100 Upside-Only Fantasy Prospects
2/20/192019 First Year Player Draft Rankings
3/11/192019 Impact Prospects
3/18/192019 Breakout Prospects
4/1/19Prospects Breaking Camp
4/3/19Monthly Prospect Update: Infielders, March 2019
4/4/19Monthly Prospect Update: Outfielders, March 2019
4/5/19Monthly Prospect Update: Pitchers, March 2019
4/22/19Scouting Report: Grayson Rodriguez
4/29/192019 MLB Draft Fantasy Prospects
5/1/19Monthly Prospect Update: Infielders, April 2019
5/2/19Monthly Prospect Update: Outfielders, April 2019
5/3/19Monthly Prospect Update: Pitchers, April 2019

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Jesse Roche

Jesse Roche

Jesse is an attorney, currently residing in Greensboro. An avid fantasy baseball player, Jesse has experience in a diverse range of leagues, including head-to-head, rotisserie, points, and simulation. Jesse is a four-time website-wide champion at Benchwarmer Baseball and a repeat champion of a dynasty league with John Sickels at Minor League Ball. With a specific interest in baseball prospects, Jesse plans to provide in-depth analysis of up-and-coming stars accessible to all league sizes and types.

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